Wednesday, 12. March 2014 - 17:03
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Romania has been labelled "gypsy country" by the presenters of the top British motor show Top Gear.
In a show filmed in Romania and broadcast last night (Sun) on BBC, the Top Gear team - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - praised communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescuís "masterpices", the tunnels of the Palace of Parliament and the Transfagarasan road, and said the country today was "gypsy country".
Jeremy Clarkson repeatedly called Romania "Borat country" - scenes from "Borat" were, indeed, shot in a village in Romania - while pointing out astonishing contrasts in Romania.
The trio were amazed to see luxury cars in a hotel car park in the seaside resort Mamaia but also horse drawn carts on roads across the country.
Praising the Romanian Dacia Sandero car, James May also bumped into an older Dacia, while on the way to Transfagarasan.
But they did have some praise for the roads. Clarkson said while driving on the Transfagarasan road: "This is what we came here for. This is the best road in the world. Thank you Romania. Thank you for having this. Can we stay here forever?"
The trio filmed in Romania in September, shooting at the seaside, at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest and on the Transfagarasan road.
The show "Convertibles in Romania" features an Aston Martin DBS Volante, a Ferrari California and a Lamborghini Gallardo Spider.
The successful car show, broadcast in over 90 countries, included Romania as the location for one of 14 episodes promoting different destinations in the world.
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